Calamondin orange smells sweeter than it tastes
When its flowers exude their sweet scent on the balcony and windowsill, your calamondin is hiding the real taste of its fruit. Shape and color are reminiscent of mandarins or small oranges; in fact, the calamondin oranges have a sour taste.
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Fresh consumption with reservation
If you have a weakness for invigorating fruit enjoyment according to the motto 'sour makes fun', the calamondin orange is perfect for consumption fresh. Please wait until the fruits fall off almost by themselves. Since the shell is not suitable for consumption, it should be removed beforehand.
Delicious calamondin jam - recipe suggestion
In order to process your calamondin harvest into a sour, fruity jam, the following recipe suggestion would serve as inspiration:
- Peel and puree 1 kg of fruit
- Add 500 g preserving sugar 2: 1 and stir
- Bring to the boil in a cauldron
- Simmer for 4 to 5 minutes while stirring
Fill the hot mixture into clean jars with screw caps that stand on a damp surface. Tightly closed, turn each jar upside down and let it cool.
If your calamondin does not provide enough fruit for 1 kg of basic mass, simply compensate for the missing amount with a real orange.
Fruity aroma in beverages - this is how it works with and without swiping
You can flavor tea wonderfully with the fruits and flowers of a citrus mitis. However, the flowers should only be used for this purpose if the tree has a large number of them. Air dry the peel or on a radiator and cut it into small pieces. Then add the dried material to your favorite tea mixture and brew everything with boiling water. Let it steep for 10 minutes and enjoy.
Cut the peeled mini oranges into wedges, hold an excellent ingredient in your hands for a refreshing fruit punch or a rum pot. Combined with other exotic fruits, such as mango, kiwi or pineapple, you conjure up delicious drinks with and without alcohol that will delight your family and guests.
Anyone who is familiar with the demanding production of liqueur swears by calamondin fruits as an ingredient, because they give the witty drink a special touch.
The simple care of a calamondin results, among other things, from unproblematic wintering. In contrast to lemons and real oranges, a citrus mitis can spend the winter in living rooms. The decorative citrus plant can cope with room temperatures, less light and dry heating air without grumbling, as long as the care program is modified accordingly.